- Ayurveda originated in India some 6500 years ago, and is considered to be the mother doctrine of today’s holistic health care. The word is combination of Ayur, meaning life and Veda, meaning science. Literally translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means the science of prolonging life.
- In western terms, Ayurveda is a combination of preventive health care, healing and philosophy of living. However, Ayurveda can be carefully tailored to individual requirements. This makes sense, since humans are so diverse.
The Importance of Knowing One’s Self
- Ayurveda teaches self-knowledge and self-discovery, encouraging a person to learn who they really are and why they get sick. That person may then change his or her life patterns and routines to maximize health and enjoyment. Ayurvedic medicine is the science of creating good health by developing balance in your life.
The Three Doshas
- Ayurveda is a system about right living and right eating. Ayurveda is concerned with achieving balance in body and mind by restoring the balance of three elements or factors VATA, PITTA and KAPHA (Air, Fire and Water) of which the body is made. All three doshas form an individual’s makeup, but a certain one will predominate at any given time.
- A Kapha person tends to be physically and psychologically heavy, and may have trouble getting motivated. The Pitta person is strong willed, fiery, impulsive and easily burned out. A Vata type is likely very creative and impulsively drawn to spiritual matters. He or she frequently anxious and given to over-exertion.
Ayurveda and Science
- Ayurvedic Medicine (INDIAN HERBO-MINERAL SYSTEM) is an ancient most system of medicine. Ayurveda contains a comprehensive and complete natural Herbo-mineral health care system. Ayurveda combines holistic assessment and diagnosis with diet, exercise and Herbo-mineral medication.
- Vata person has known as VATIC (controls movement).
- Pitta person has known as PAITIC (controls metabolism).
- Kapha person has known as KAPHIC (controls structure).
- Same principle applies to each and every food or drink item that we take. So, food also can be Vatic, Paitic and Kaphic. By the same principle, if a "Vatic person" eats or drinks a "Vatic item" more and more: that could be the cause of a "Vatic disease" because each and every disease is also classified by the same principle. You will be surprised to know that in AYURVEDA it is already established that each and every Herbo-mineral medicine has also the same characteristics based on the same principle and that is why by using a "Paitic medicine" you can cure a "Vatic disease" and so on.
- Ayurvedic Medicine works to restore the balance of the three factors on the same principle. There are 16000 plus beneficial herbs, only available in India that contribute to Natural Healthcare Divine Science called Ayurveda. AYURVEDA is not an invasive system of medicine. In short, in these value-conscious days AYURVEDA's time has come.
- Ayurveda has always understood the importance of healthy living. Some understand this as a prevention of disease, while others understand this as the protection of all that is inherently healthy. While the latter understanding is in itself unique to and forms the basis of Ayurveda, perhaps the most vital aspect of Ayurveda is its understanding of health and its relationship to harmony in nature and peace within oneself. Thus, Dinacharya – the daily regimen- and Ritucharya – seasonal regimen – do not merely promote bodily health, but aim to establish a holistic harmony between the body, mind, and cosmos.
Benefits of Ayurveda Based Lifestyle
- It increases immunity
- It is natural
- It has no side-effects
- It recommends eating foods that are easily available, non-toxic & aids in healing
- Removes diseases from the root
- Improves bodily functions
- Helps maintain a healthy weight
- Increases one’s life span
- Relaxes, rejuvenates & revitalizes